Early last week we reported that HTC would release an early access preview of the Android 4.0 build for the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE to a few hundred users in Europe. Today, the update has been released to the public thanks to the team at InsertCoin.
Since we don’t own a European HTC Sensation or Sensation XE, we have not been able to load the Android 4.0 update on any of our devices yet, so we’re not exactly sure what things looks like or what new functionality is included.
Keep in mind that loading a leaked RUU does come with a few risks (and may void your warranty). The software builds HTC has made available are still considered test releases, but should be stable enough to be used as every day drivers. If you don’t know what you are doing, we suggest you wait things out for a few more weeks until the official Android 4.0 OTA update is released to all HTC Sensation owners.
Below is an email which went out the HTC Elevate members today before the android 4.0 update was released:
Who here wants an ICE CREAM SANDWICH? We do! Hopefully you do, too. We're happy to announce the first round of software previews in HTC elevate and you are in the first group of folks who will be able to participate!
To get this rolling, we'll need you to tell us some information about your device. Once we have this info, assuming it's all 100% accurate, we'll be able to push ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) straight to you via HTC's software distribution server- like magic!
To get started, head into the ACTIVITY now.HTC Elevate ModeratorHTC Name
If you do happen to load the update on your device or are part of the HTC elevate program, leave us a comment below and let us know what you like or don’t like about it. We’re expecting ROM developers to tear the update apart and port it over to a dozen or more devices before Mobile World Congress wraps up next week.